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CASE REPORT: BACTERIOLOGY
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66-68

Acute brucellosis caused by Brucella melitensis: A case report


Department of Microbiology, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur, Kerala, India

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Shailaja T Sukumaran
Department of Microbiology, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-1282.124591

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Members of the genus Brucella are aerobic, small, Gram-negative coccobacilli, which include seven species, of which four are human pathogens, namely Brucella melitensis, Br. abortus, Br. suis and Br. canis. Brucellosis, a zoonosis continues to be a major public health problem worldwide. We report a case of acute brucellosis caused by Br. melitensis in a 25-year-old male working in Middle-East, who presented with fever of 3 weeks duration. He was empirically treated as a case of enteric fever. Br. melitensis was isolated from his blood culture using automated blood culture system and the serology was positive for Brucella IgM antibody. The patient responded well to injection streptomycin 0.75gm IM and doxycycline 200mg daily for a period of three weeks.


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